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Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
election. a dramatic -- dramatic element in his success and obviously the republican party recognizes it's harsh language, some rhetoric used by mitt romney and other republicans around the country didn't help its chance of gaining support within that community. john boehner, the speaker of the house, has said that they need to have a more practical, a more pragmatic approach to this issue, so i think in many ways the white house feels confidently that -- that it has the lead on this issue right now and that it has the public on its side as well. >> all right. nbc's peter alexander with that latest development. thank you so much, peter. i want to bring in the political reporter for slate and msnbc contributor. dave, what do you think about this? it's called comprehensive immigration reform, so is this a surprise at all? >> oh, it's not a surprise. it was a promise that president obama made when he was elected the first time. >> right. >> the worry i think if you're an advocate for this is when you read stories about who might support this. you don't see many house republicans being quote
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
on that. >> certainly political capital spent from getting re-elected to a second term. gregory, i want to show everybody the letter that ed mentioned that was sent to president obama on friday. in part saying, we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that america does not blake its promises and trigger a global economic crisis. without congressional approval, if necessary. basically recommending the 14th amendment. >> i think two important points here. one, we must emphasize, we're not talking spending here. this is not the regular gop line about cutting spending. we're talking about paying bills that have already -- we've already occurred here. i think for them to play games like this on playing bills is a total height of irresponsibility. secondly, the ramifications of it. i think what the president should do today is not only reaffirm the line in the sand, jay carney and others have set, and the president said he's not negotiating on this, but also say to the public, what this will mean in terms of our global standing, what would be the ramifications of it.
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
the right to appoint people that he's comfortable with. he won the election. the test for confirmation should be is there any major disqualification. there isn't any. there's confusion about his record. i heard our previous panelists say he's got a problem on israel. he doesn't have a problem on israel. he's devoted to give israel $38 billion in aid over his career in the senate. he's been a strong supporter of israel. in terms of iran, he was against unilateral sanctions but strongly for and has supported multilateral sanctions, the type that are really starting to have an effect. let's take a deep breath and listen to the secretary hagel as he answers tough questions and he'll do great and he'll be confirmed. >> as we look at the second term of the president, this is the legacy term to cement what he's done already in the next four years. one thing that we have for david brooks, why hagel was picked. referencing the long game of this. chuck hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation long process. he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot. do you think
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
of the country. >> the president's comments made before the election did assist in getting a large gay vote to go his way. >> that was a political strategy and it was a political convenience strategy. >> can republicans ignore that development? >> i think so. i think if you look at across these united states 32 states have basically been supportive of traditional marriage. i think that is the prevailing view in the country. and i think it will be the prevailing view in the highest court in the land. >> we'll stay in new jersey. that is our state for the day. governor chris christie is riding a wave of popularity. three quarters of the voters approve of the job he is doing. should new jersey democrats put up a candidate to run against christie. >> i think you always as a party -- it is a blue state. let's not kid ourselves. hats off to governor christie for having the standing he does. if the democratic party in new jersey can't find somebody to run a really serious campaign against him. until sandy came along chris christie did not seem like the superman that he seems today. there were policy dif
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
elections and annual budget of $250 million. they would say after newtown, that all of this talk about any type of gun control has done nothing about be a big gun commercial to encourage people to join the nra and go gun shopping. mean while, the other component is the fact that the vice president is talking with hollywood and talking with the video game industry. there was a interesting reaction from quentin tearantino. >> why are you so sure there's no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence? >> i'm going to continue to way i'm not sure -- i'm not biting. i refuse your question. >> the vice president is talking to people in the movie industry today about violence -- >> you know where i stand on it. >> which is there's no relationship? >> yes. >> you haven't said why you think that -- >> it's none of your damned business. >> "django" unchained is the movie out right now. there's a chemistry experiment of where there is responsibility from video games from the movies and nra would say so. do you think they need to be not just a friend so what the vice president is d
Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
and you're being active for the people that elected you. >> doing your job well. listen to this, there's a new poll putting christie's approval 73%. and he has strong approval out of his own party. 62% among democrats. 69% among nonwhites. wednesday's political panel, ruth marcus for "the washington post," msnbc, karen finney, also a columnist for the hill. msnbc analyst michael steele, also former chair of the republican national committee. gang, it's great to see all of you. and this is really impressive news for chris christie. to look at where he's come. especially what his state has faced on the heels of hurricane sandy. and if we can go ahead and look at this fairly dickinson poll. the governor christie approval, dem crams, 62%. what you see numbers like that what does that say to you, michael? >> it makes me smile. that means he's resonating with the braoad specter of voters in the state. and that's what a good political leader does and christie is very effective that way. i think he's very smart to put off are you going to be the savior of the republican party nonsense. christi
Jan 10, 2013 8:00am PST
of going into the 2014 midterm elections for voters. >> that senior moment has thrown me off. my big apologies to michele bachmann. the diversity issue in the president's cabinet, the questions that are being asked. this afternoon, jack lew is going to be the third white man nominated, melissa, to the president's cabinet. nothing against white guys. you i'm one of them. what are your thoughts on the optics of this cabinet and the fact that the president has set the standard that he's now being judged by? >> the optics are one piece of it. i think we want to be careful because no one wants to assume that any given physical body carries with it a set of political ideas. so, for example, you know, clarence thomas, sitting on the supreme court of the united states, does not mean that justice thomas is representing necessarily the positions, the issues, even the constitutional interpretation that is shared by the vast majority of civil rights organizations. and by the vast majority of african-americans. we know that simply putting women in a space, for example, had congresswoman bachmann
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
, despite the support that the president has gotten for his elections from women, that's a charge that's often been levied against him. you see the white house, you see a woman in the photo and all you can see is her leg. you can hardly see it, behind the guy next to jay carney is valerie jaret. it's like big foot. >> where's waldo. >> it would be great to see where the president moves forward. lynn and molly, very quickly, with just seconds left, do you think the pressure is on to find the right women that deserve these roles? >> absolutely. and you know they paid attention because with "the new york times," they put out, valerie jaret is there right in the middle flanked by other women advisers. advisers, by the way, not the same rank as cabinet members. >> molly, your take? >> i agree with lynn. some of the early names we've heard to replace hilda solis have all been women, signifying that the administration knows that's the direction they need to go with women not just in the room, but visible. >> jennifer granholm. >> yeah. who is looking for a job, right? >> available. >> ladies,
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